Spring Credit Bootcamp Series: What is Credit and Why It’s Important

Our weekly #CreditChat started in 2012 to help our community learn about credit and important personal finance topics (e.g. saving money, paying down debt, improving credit scores). Each chat is hosted by @Experian on Twitter and all are welcome to participate. DM us any questions.

Throughout the month of March we are taking things back to the basics with our credit bootcamp series. Each week, our hour-long conversations will feature important information about credit reports, credit scores and the role credit plays in our financial lives. Additionally, we will host special Twitter Spaces conversations to address your burning credit questions. Join us!

Topic: Spring Credit Bootcamp Series: What is Credit and Why It’s Important

When: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 3 p.m. ET.

Where: Join the live hashtag discussion.

The panel will include Jeanne Kelly: Credit expert, identity theft expert, speaker and founder of JeanneKelly.net; Leslie H. Tayne, Esq: Founder and Managing Director of Tayne Law Group, P.C. (f/k/a The Law Offices of Leslie H. Tayne, P.C.); Beverly HarzogCredit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News; Lawrence D. Sprung: CFP® President of Mitlin Financial, Inc.; Rod Griffin: Senior Director, Consumer Education and Advocacy, Experian and Christina Roman: Consumer Education and Advocacy Manager at Experian.

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  1. What is credit?
  2. What is a credit report?
  3. What information would you see in a credit report?
  4. What other kind of credit-like relationships might you see in a credit report today?
  5. What information is not in a credit report?
  6. What role does credit play in your financial life? 
  7. What kind of decisions can be affected by your credit history that most people wouldn’t think about?
  8. How can you access your credit report? 
  9. How often should you check your credit report?
  10. How long does it take to build good credit?

Check out our complete list of upcoming personal finance Twitter chats here.

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